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Ankalaev vs. Walker: Clash of Light Heavyweight Contenders at UFC 294

Don’t miss the clash between Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker at UFC 294. Find out more about these light heavyweight contenders and their journey to the top.

In an exciting matchup, light heavyweight title contenders Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker are set to face off at UFC 294. This highly anticipated bout will take place on October 21st at the Etihad Arena. The event will be headlined by a lightweight championship matchup between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira.

Both Ankalaev and Walker have been making waves in the light heavyweight division and are already in title contention. Ankalaev, with a record of 18-1-1, fought Jan Blachowicz to a split draw in a vacant title fight last December. Despite the controversial scoring, Ankalaev believes he did enough to win the championship and is eager to prove himself in this upcoming fight.

Walker, on the other hand, has had a rollercoaster career in the Octagon. Once a highly touted prospect, he has faced both triumphs and setbacks. However, at the age of 31, Walker seems to have found his stride and is currently riding a three-fight win streak. His victories over Ion Cutelaba, Paul Craig, and Anthony Smith have showcased his explosive power and first-round finishing ability.

The UFC ranks Ankalaev and Walker as the number 2 and number 7 light heavyweights, respectively. With the 205-pound championship currently vacant, this matchup holds even greater significance. The winner of this bout could potentially position themselves for a title shot in the near future.

While the UFC has not yet announced its official plans for the light heavyweight division, there are expectations that former champions Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will eventually meet in the next title matchup. The division is filled with talent and the Ankalaev-Walker clash is just one example of the exciting matchups to come.

Stay tuned for more updates on UFC 294 and witness the clash of these two formidable light heavyweight contenders.